Employment Opportunities

GWAAR Job Opportunities

Benefit Specialist Supervising Attorney
Due to recent growth, the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) is hiring two full-time Benefit Specialist Supervising Attorneys. The attorneys will assist in the supervision of elder benefit specialists in an approximately 15-county region within the state, and provide monthly training and legal assistance on state and federal public benefit programs. This position will also provide direct legal representation to older adults as needed.

This position requires a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin. We are seeking candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to working with clients aged 60 and older, people with disabilities, and/or low-income individuals. Knowledge of state and federal benefit programs and health insurance options is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have direct client experience in estate planning, consumer law, or general civil litigation. It is preferred that the person live in the Madison area and work at our Madison office; however, we may consider a remote work situation. Occasional overnight statewide travel required. Read the full job description here.

Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be considered. 

The position will remain open until filled. Resumes and cover letters will be reviewed as they are received. Send cover letter and resume to the following:
Attorney Kate Schilling, Legal Services Manager
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
1414 MacArthur Road, Suite A
Madison, WI  53714
Kate.schilling@gwaar.org

Legal Program Assistant Job Opening
The Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. (GWAAR), is looking for a part-time (25-28 hours per week) Legal Program Assistant. The Legal Program Assistant will provide support to the team at GWAAR’s Elder Law & Advocacy Center to include coordinating benefit specialist trainings, compiling information for quarterly reports, preparing and organizing training materials, proofreading consumer publications, database entry, and assisting the attorneys prepare for fair hearings. In addition, the Legal Program Assistant will also perform basic office operations including making copies, scanning and faxing documents, organizing client files, shredding, mail distribution, answering telephones, and greeting visitors.

This position requires an attention to detail, the ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and strong organizational skills. We are seeking a candidate who is a self-starter and can work with limited supervision. A positive attitude and strong work ethic are essential. Preference will be given to individuals with a bachelor’s degree, a paralegal certificate, or an associate’s degree in administrative assistance or a related field.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in working with clients aged 60 and older, people with disabilities, and/or systemic advocacy. Previous legal office experience is a plus. This position will be located on the east side of Madison, but will start out working remotely due to the pandemic. On rare occasion, overnight statewide travel may be required. GWAAR offers free parking and a business casual work environment. Read the full job description here.

Please send a resume and cover letter via email detailing your administrative or paralegal experience, why you are interested in working at GWAAR, and how your background matches our needs. Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be considered.

Position is open until filled. Resumes and cover letters will be reviewed on a weekly basis, and interviews will be done virtually.

Attorney Kate Schilling, Legal Services Manager
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
1414 MacArthur Road, Suite A
Madison, WI 53714
kate.schilling@gwaar.org

GWAAR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. GWAAR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.